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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/11] i386: Kallsyms generate relocatable symbols
    Haavard Skinnemoen wrote:
    > On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 15:37:48 -0400
    > Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Add the _text symbol definitions to the architectures which don't
    >> define it otherwise linker will fail.
    >
    > I get lots of this when building latest -mm for avr32:
    >
    > .tmp_kallsyms2.S:643: Warning: right operand is a bignum; integer 0
    > assumed
    >
    > Reverting this patch makes the warnings go away. I think it's
    > because on avr32, .init is the first section, not .text, so many of the
    > offsets become negative and kallsyms doesn't seem to handle this very
    > well. Here's a few lines from .tmp_kallsyms2.S:
    >
    > kallsyms_addresses:
    > PTR _text + 0xffffffffffff4000
    > PTR _text + 0xffffffffffff4000
    >
    > Any idea how to fix this? Could we introduce a new symbol that always
    > marks the start of the image perhaps?
    >

    Maybe we should generate it as a signed value (-0x8000) instead of an
    unsigned value.

    -hpa
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